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(Rysopis)


1964   >   Psychological drama

Feature film debut by international film festival award winner Jerzy Skolimowski,
(Cannes, Berlin and Venice), recipient of several Eagles – awards of the Polish Film Academy.

A mix of short films Jerzy Skolimowski made at the Łódź Film School.

Andrzej abandons his girlfriend and stands before the draft commission. He requests to be drafted in order to learn adult life. He wastes time left before his departure in a disorderly struggle, a clumsily trying to straighten out his life. He randomly encounters Barbara, who he sees as the woman he always waited for...

The first part of the trilogy describing the life of a generation coming to age. People sensitive lost in the modern world, looking desperately for an escape from hopeless and pointless every-day reality. With French new wave narrative and acting style Jerzy Skolimowski manifests distinct autobiographical accents – a novelty  in Polish cinema.


Crew:

director
Jerzy Skolimowski
script
Jerzy Skolimowski
d.o.p.
Witold Mickiewicz
designer
Jerzy Skolimowski
editor
Halina Gronek
music
Krzysztof Sadowski
cast
Elżbieta Czyżewska, Jerzy Skolimowski,
Tadeusz Minc, Andrzej Żarnecki,
Marek Piwowski

Awards:

FF, Arnhem
Grand Prix for best director (Jerzy Skolimowski)
Łagów
Warsaw Mermaid (Polish Film Critics Award for Best Polish Feature Film)
FF PWSTiF, Warsaw
Award for best director (Jerzy Skolimowski), Award for the best cinematographer (Witold Mickiewicz)
Materials: HD
Length: 71’

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